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Re: [ljc] Java concurrency resources - "what every programmer should know about memory" The pdf is available here: Ian W. May 26, 2015 8:18 PM
Re: [ljc] Java concurrency resources - You should definitely read "the art of multiprocessor programming".   [masked]:42 GMT+02:00 Marcin Kruglik < Sam B. May 26, 2015 1:28 PM
Re: [ljc] Java concurrency resources - I release this is a Java list (and I don't want to start a flame war) but Learning Concurrency In Scala is an excellent book IMHO. I read the Goetz Java book mentioned already recently and this book, for me, picks Ian W. May 25, 2015 9:55 PM
Looking for Reactive Streams users - Hi everyone, As you may already know the first stable version of Reactive Streams has been made available for different languages, including Java. I am writing Abraham Marín P. May 23, 2015 8:24 PM
Valhalla project & generics specialisation OSX yosemite build - Hi guys, Just sharing some information for those of you who are interested in trying out the features as Raoul-Gabriel U. May 22, 2015 7:30 AM
Re: Re: [ljc] 1 day Java 8 Workshop - Thanks for sharing Mani and @sleepyfox. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have about the presentation an Raoul-Gabriel U. May 22, 2015 7:24 AM
RE: [ljc] 1 day Java 8 Workshop - Preview not available Mani May 22, 2015 4:04 AM
Re: [ljc] Java concurrency resources - On Thu,[masked] at 05:26 -0400, Martijn Verburg wrote: > Java Concurrency in practice is the book you want to start with. > Ben Evans > also does a training course here in London. And as we know if you have any explicit use of locks or synchron Russel W. May 21, 2015 5:41 PM
Re: [ljc] Online Microservices event from RedHat - I am running a Python Workshop that day, otherwise I would have signed up. On Wed,[masked] at 07:40 -0400, Martijn Verburg wrote: > Hi all, > > Red Hat has a free microservices event where James Strachan, Claus > Ibsen, > Arun Gupta, Tim Fox Russel W. May 21, 2015 5:36 PM
Free course for LJC members from our sponsor - Pluralsight - Preview not available Maggie C. May 21, 2015 1:10 PM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - Hi, Paul V. May 21, 2015 11:17 AM
Re: [ljc] Java concurrency resources - Java 7 Concurrency Cookbook is also a great resource. Cheers, Bogdan On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 10:26 AM, Martijn Verburg < Bogdan A. May 21, 2015 10:38 AM
Re: [ljc] 1 day Java 8 Workshop - Sadly Mani that video is only availableto people who attended the conference. However, if you do some googling then Richard has a Hangout on Air on YouTube and the slideset from the confere @sleepyfox May 21, 2015 10:31 AM
Re: [ljc] Java concurrency resources - Java Concurrency in Practice by Brian Goetz et al used to be the definite word on the topic and it's still well worth seeking Stephen H. May 21, 2015 10:28 AM
Re: [ljc] Java concurrency resources - Java Concurrency in practice is the book you want to start with.  Ben Evans also does a training course here in London. Cheers, Martijn On Thursday, 21 May 2015, Marcin Kruglik < Martijn V. May 21, 2015 10:25 AM
Re: [ljc] Java concurrency resources - Hi, I think a good bet for you would be to try the book Java Concurrency in Practice. It is quite good about explaining the relevant concepts both in theory and with examples about how they apply specifically to the Java API Thomas M. May 21, 2015 10:12 AM
Re: [ljc] Java concurrency resources - Concurrency in Practise - the bible :) Colin V. May 21, 2015 9:57 AM
Java concurrency resources - Hi all As I just learnt basics of multi-threading in Java and I didn't understand it well (it demand different thinking about your program) I'm looking for some good further reading on this area as I Marcin K. May 20, 2015 11:34 PM
RE: [ljc] 1 day Java 8 Workshop - Preview not available Mani May 20, 2015 11:03 PM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - Hi all, Thanks to everyone for all the great replies it's been really interesting reading them all and actually quite comforting to see I share some of the thoughts/experiences. Although I've been a Lee S. May 20, 2015 7:09 PM
Re: [ljc] 20 years of Java on Twitter today - We'll be saying happy birthday on the vJUG in about 20 mins so will mention the hashtag there too! http://virtualjug.com/#live :) Simon M. May 20, 2015 4:41 PM
20 years of Java on Twitter today - Hi all, If you're on Twitter, se Martijn V. May 20, 2015 2:47 PM
Re: [ljc] Unvoxxed unconference before devoxx UK - And don’t forget the main event. Devoxx UK runs 17th - 19 Mark H. May 20, 2015 1:15 PM
Unvoxxed unconference before devoxx UK - Hi all, Martijn V. May 20, 2015 12:41 PM
Online Microservices event from RedHat - Hi all, Red Hat has a free microservices event where James Strachan, Claus Ibsen, Arun Gupta, Tim F Martijn V. May 20, 2015 12:39 PM
1 day Java 8 Workshop - Hi all, As some of you know Raoul, Jim and I have been running training courses around Java 8. We've served on the LJC associates committee and also on the JCP Committee and we love the LJC. Not only that but all 3 of us met thro Richard W. May 20, 2015 11:34 AM
Re: Adopt at Devoxx: What is being a good developer? How can we work to become better? - Hi Maggie, Richard W. May 20, 2015 11:30 AM
Adopt at Devoxx: What is being a good developer? How can we work to become better? - Preview not available Maggie C. May 20, 2015 10:40 AM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - Hi Marcin, In many occasions the test is an offline test: they send you the spec, you build your solution and then submit Abraham Marín P. May 19, 2015 10:54 AM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - Hi, I think the most prominent reason to use these kind of tests to make self-eliminate some of the candidates without spending too much time for each of them. These tests cause some false-negatives (that is some good candidates may not Mehmet M. May 19, 2015 10:18 AM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - Marcin, Each company will interview you slightly differently and a "test" can be done in many ways. This is due to the size o Olusola F. May 19, 2015 7:35 AM
Re: [ljc] Call for help - Cracking That Interview (REPEAT) - Preview not available Barry C. May 19, 2015 6:31 AM
Adopt OpenJDK hackday last week (Saturday, 16th May) - Hi all, Mani May 18, 2015 11:36 PM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - I just want to ask. I'm on beginning of my way to software development world and never have chance to go trough recruitment process. But I heard that commonly 1st stage of recruitment is to complete "test" then telephone interview and face t Marcin K. May 18, 2015 2:48 PM
Winners Announcement - 3 Free Tickets to WSO2Con EU 2015 (1-3 June / London) - Anji C. May 18, 2015 2:09 PM
Mozilla and Devoxx for Kids, parents and volunteers! - Hi all, This is from Dorine of Mozilla fame, who's organising a whole bunch of coding & kids activities and is combining some Martijn V. May 18, 2015 12:39 PM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - Sorry to hear about your experience Michael. That can be quite a horrible feeling and thought to reflect on, made worse if you were in desperate need of a job. So hoping it wasn't that recent. Looking on the bright si Darren B. May 18, 2015 10:44 AM
Re: [ljc] Call for help - Cracking That Interview (REPEAT) - Hi Barry, I'd be willing to help. I interviewed around 20 devs last year for Java and PHP roles and hired 4. Cheers, Chris On Mon, May 18,[masked]:40, Barry Cranford wrote: > Hi guys, > > > I wonder if you could help me with something. Chris N. May 18, 2015 9:07 AM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - Preview not available Barry C. May 18, 2015 7:53 AM
Call for help - Cracking That Interview (REPEAT) - Preview not available Barry C. May 18, 2015 6:39 AM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - This is probably a bit of sour grapes on my part - I was pushed in to a codility test as a screening tool, and failed. That said, I found the tests I was given to be extremely abstract and rather (overly?) focused on CS/m Michael K. May 15, 2015 8:51 PM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - Another site that I came across recently that appears to be similar to leetcode is "Sphere Online Judge" (SpOJ.com). I'm not sure about using such tests as part of an interview process, but I think they're great as a learning tool. On 15. mai 201 Gareth W. May 15, 2015 11:42 AM
Events from our Partners - LJC - Preview not available Anji C. May 15, 2015 11:23 AM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - Hey, My recent experience was quite pleasant. Out of 3 tasks I had got 100%, 50% and 80%, which I only discovered in the follow-up face-to-face interview. I was quite embarrassed actually :D But that embarrassment eased as the company/interviewer Darren B. May 15, 2015 11:14 AM
RE: What is being a good developer? How can we work to become better? - Preview not available Mani May 15, 2015 12:26 AM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - >I was just wondering if anyone had any experience of having to solve an online programming challenge such as with Codility as part of an interview screening process. Does anyone have any advice or tips for them? >Also what in general do people think of Fabien T. May 14, 2015 2:34 PM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - I'm definitely on the pair programming side of this discussion.  It covers several bases: 1. Problem solving 2. Software craftsmanship (TDD, BDD) 3. Communication skills Chris H. May 14, 2015 2:03 PM
Fwd: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Jason Singh < [address removed] > Date: 14 May Jason S. May 14, 2015 1:49 PM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - Hi Lee, I did some Codility tests recently and had excellent feedbacks, so I think my experience could be profitable. The main points one needs to be focused on are:  - Take time t Vincent T. May 14, 2015 1:17 PM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - I did one of these once and having made sure that all the tests were passing in Codility and submitting my results. I was later informed by the interviewer that none of my tests passed. So erm, I have no idea what happened there and apparen Adam R. May 14, 2015 12:48 PM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - As a hiring tool I find them useless. Much better to do an internal assessment with pair programming talking to the candidate. You find out a lot more. Olusola Olusola F. May 14, 2015 12:42 PM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - Hi Lee In my team we use Codility. It helps screen out totally incompetent developers (those who lie in their resume). It does not really help with what the level of the developer really is. Marius F. May 14, 2015 12:25 PM
Re: [ljc] Interview process using Codility - I have solved a few in my time - but I'd note that I have never taken a job with a company that used one, and wonder in retrospect if their use of online code tests prejudiced me against them. Now that I regu Joel G. May 14, 2015 12:19 PM
What is being a good developer? How can we work to become better? - Preview not available Mani May 13, 2015 11:36 PM
Interview process using Codility - Hi all, Firstly apologies in advance if this is going over old ground, it feels a bit like something that might have been discussed at length here already. I was just wondering if anyone had any experience of having to so Lee S. May 12, 2015 5:21 PM
Can you help with a 2 week MSc student placement? - Preview not available Maggie C. May 12, 2015 5:17 PM
Parleys courses - We've recently become interested in Egghead.io for online courses at work, and I am aware that Parleys have an offering but I've not heard anyone who's taken one yet. So any opinions on whether the Parleys stu James G. May 11, 2015 11:12 AM
RE: [ljc] Java 8 Code Examples - Preview not available Mani May 7, 2015 11:09 PM
RE: [ljc] Java 8 Code Examples - Preview not available Mani May 7, 2015 11:00 PM
Fwd: vJUG May Newsletter - FYI... ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Simon Maple < [address removed] > Date: 7 May Simon M. May 7, 2015 12:33 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 Code Examples - We’re using Java 8 streams fairly heavily at a client rig Samir T. May 7, 2015 10:43 AM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 Code Examples - Way ahead of you Richard, I've already looked at those projects :) But yes, if other people on the list are interested, they're good places to find Real Code Trisha May 5, 2015 5:24 PM
Re: [ljc] Large XML Test Data Set - weather data is normally a good place to start  Shaine May 5, 2015 3:50 PM
Re: [ljc] Large XML Test Data Set - I believe the OSM files for openstreetmap are XML based and should give you a hefty data set to work with On Tue, 5 May[masked]:27 Ged Byrne < [address removed] Aidan M. May 5, 2015 2:48 PM
Re: [ljc] Large XML Test Data Set - If forgotten about that. Thanks Martin. On Tue, 5 May 2015 at 09:33, Martijn Verburg < [address removed] > wrote: Ged B. May 5, 2015 1:28 PM
Re: [ljc] Large XML Test Data Set - Hi Ged, Richard W. May 5, 2015 1:07 PM
Re: [ljc] Large XML Test Data Set - Amazon have a pretty impressive set of public data, ready to use: http://aws.amazon.com/public-d­ata-sets/ From web pages to music to a cool "Marvel Universe Social Graph". You can directly mount those data sets in an Amazon Image. Not sure Bruno S. May 5, 2015 12:26 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 Code Examples - Hi, Richard W. May 5, 2015 11:51 AM
Re: [ljc] Large XML Test Data Set - You could try the FPML financial messages example set here:  http://www.fpml.org/spec/fpml-­4-4-4-wd-3/html/fpml-4-4-examp­les.html robert a. May 5, 2015 9:32 AM
Re: [ljc] Large XML Test Data Set - Open gov data? On Tuesday, 5 May 2015, Ged Byrne < [address removed] > wrote: Martijn V. May 5, 2015 9:31 AM
Re: [ljc] Voxxed mini conference before Devoxx UK - Preview not available Barry C. May 5, 2015 4:45 AM
RE: [ljc] Java 8 Code Examples - Hi, I wrote a small Rock Paper Scissors a Tanyel B. May 4, 2015 11:18 AM
Large XML Test Data Set - Hi All, I want to benchmark some XML processing for a personal project. I want to see if I can use Simple Data Objects in a Drools factbase and still achieve a 10x performance boost:  Ged B. May 4, 2015 10:24 AM
Fwd: [jug-leaders] VTS Summit Links - Please Share - Cheers, Martijn ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Stephen Chin < Martijn V. May 4, 2015 10:22 AM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 Code Examples - Thanks everyone for your replies on and off list, that's very useful. Other than tutorial code, does anyone have links to real code (i.e. github) showing great examples of Java 8 usage? Would be most useful if you can Trisha May 4, 2015 9:48 AM
Re: [ljc] Devoxx4Kids 2015 - Hi All, Devox Dan H. May 3, 2015 8:24 PM
Voxxed mini conference before Devoxx UK - Hi all, In conjunction with Devoxx UK, Dick Wall and Andrew Harmel-Law are bringing what was the Java Posse Roundup (now called UnVoxxed) back to London for a second year. It's also had a venue change but i Martijn V. May 2, 2015 9:02 AM
Devoxx UK Raffle - Preview not available Anji C. May 1, 2015 12:16 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 Code Examples - There is lots of Java 8 code (lambdas, streams and date/time) in our public repo, https://github.com/OpenGamma/O­G-Commons/ . See this package for s Stephen May 1, 2015 11:27 AM
RE: [ljc] Java 8 Code Examples - Hi Trish Links to the below lambda tutorials are a g Mani May 1, 2015 10:43 AM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 Code Examples - Hi, Richard W. May 1, 2015 10:26 AM
Re: [ljc] [Q] Is the university graduate candidate finished a big factor when you decide to recruit or not? - It depends what you study, not where -  http://www.economist.com/news/­united-states/21646220-it-depe­nds-what-you-study-not-where Craig S. May 1, 2015 12:29 AM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 Code Examples - The biggest gotcha I've reported in my performance newsletter (ignoring the obvious ones like you can Jack S. Apr 30, 2015 7:11 PM
Re: [ljc] Java 8 Code Examples - Hi Trisha, Support for Lambda expressions clubbed with stream(concurrent processing) api (did I forget to say parallelStream? Linesh Apr 30, 2015 5:06 PM
Java 8 Code Examples - Hi Everyone, I'm in the process of doing some research on Java 8, and I thought maybe the awesome people on this list could help :) There are two things that would be dead useful for me, as I& Trisha Apr 30, 2015 4:09 PM
Fwd: [jug-leaders] [Announcement] 2015 JavaOne Call for Proposals Extension - Cheers, Martijn ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Sharat Chander < Martijn V. Apr 29, 2015 7:45 PM
Re: [ljc] [Q] Is the university graduate candidate finished a big factor when you decide to recruit or not? - Hi guys Wow!!! You gave me a lot of great answers. I'm so thankful for them. It's not, that I'm happy to move to another university, but I'm afraid, that upcoming changes affect Marcin K. Apr 29, 2015 6:45 PM
Re: [ljc] [Q] Is the university graduate candidate finished a big factor when you decide to recruit or not? - I am glad this is not the case. As a final year student (Comp Sci), I started building my projects in Github as my portfolio. I learned a lot more in self-study than what they have taught me. Ryan Apr 29, 2015 2:30 PM
Re: [ljc] [Q] Is the university graduate candidate finished a big factor when you decide to recruit or not? - I agree with all the previous replies, just wanted to add, if the university that you will move to is not Oxbridge or Imperial College, I don't think it will worth the hassle. There is a thread in quora about this. The comments are Mehmet M. Apr 29, 2015 1:33 PM
Re: [ljc] [Q] Is the university graduate candidate finished a big factor when you decide to recruit or not? - Hi Marcin, In general, you should not have to worry about whether employers are biased towards any particular university. I have found that the employer bias is more prominent in the US than in the UK.  Dinuk W. Apr 29, 2015 9:10 AM
Re: [ljc] [Q] Is the university graduate candidate finished a big factor when you decide to recruit or not? - Preview not available Barry C. Apr 29, 2015 6:44 AM
Re: [ljc] [Q] Is the university graduate candidate finished a big factor when you decide to recruit or not? - It's different for fresh graduates - as others have said, three or five years later it's almost entirely irrelevant (for a while I used "2:1 or better from red brick university" as a filter for senior positions t Joel G. Apr 28, 2015 3:23 PM
Re: [ljc] [Q] Is the university graduate candidate finished a big factor when you decide to recruit or not? - As others have said, I don't much care about which university people have gone to, especially if it w Darren H. Apr 28, 2015 2:30 PM
Re: [ljc] [Q] Is the university graduate candidate finished a big factor when you decide to recruit or not? - I would agree with Trisha and Jack with one caveat: three years o Chris H. Apr 28, 2015 1:45 PM
Re: [ljc] Devoxx4Kids 2015 - That's a great news. Hope I will manage to attend with my kids. Thanks Mark Hazell <[address removed]> wrote: Marcin K. Apr 28, 2015 1:35 PM
Re: [ljc] [Q] Is the university graduate candidate finished a big factor when you decide to recruit or not? - Prior to mid-90s, all degrees were normalised across the UK so a degree from any one university was t Jack S. Apr 28, 2015 12:47 PM
Re: [ljc] [Q] Is the university graduate candidate finished a big factor when you decide to recruit or not? - Some employers certainly are (I'm thinking companies like Accenture).  Some people will group your university into Oxford/Cambridge, Red Brick , Other Universities and Trisha Apr 28, 2015 11:48 AM
Re: [ljc] Devoxx4Kids 2015 - Hi Marcin, De Mark H. Apr 28, 2015 11:47 AM
[Q] Is the university graduate candidate finished a big factor when you decide to recruit or not? - Hi guys I want to ask you personal question regarding my future as a student. As my university will face some changes which I don't like to happened, I'm thinking for moving to another Uni. But before I make dec Marcin K. Apr 28, 2015 10:20 AM
Re: [ljc] Fwd: [jug-leaders] [FYI] JavaOne San Francisco Registration is Open - Song was only a quarter of a century before Java was invented. Fairly topical, methinks ;0) PJohnston Apr 26, 2015 2:57 PM

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